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    Coppola Takes Home Pre-Oscar Indie Awards

    "Lost in Translation," Sofia Coppola's quirky tale of friendship in Tokyo, dominated the Independent Spirit Awards, winning best picture and three other prizes.

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    Actors Make Movies, Too: Dead Heat

    Actor and producer Miranda Bailey finds her niche on both sides of the camera in the horror comedy Dead & Breakfast.

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    Tropical America

    "Tropical America," presented by 24th Street Theatre's Teatro Nuevo at the 24th Street Theatre, 1117 24th St., L.A. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. July 25-Aug. 10. $15. (213) 745-6516.

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    Joyce Gordon Gallery Opens in Oakland

    Seventeen Bay Area Artists Join Forces to Present a Dynamic and Compelling Exhibition

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    Critical Response

    Audition feedback is always hard to get--and maybe that's a good thing.

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    Dec. 2, 1960: The Curtain Rises on a Brand New Publication

    Performers in the business for a long time tell me that they grew up on Back Stage. Well, I really grew up on Back Stage. I was in elementary school when my dad brought home the very first copy of the newspaper on Dec. 2, 1960, and it's been ...

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    A rEporter's logbook

    Sorrow and regret belie Joplin's wild and wooly stage personality. She is a woman driven to achieve fame, and then not fully happy when she does. She despises everything her mom stands for, but is frantic to please her—at one point, asking for a Betty Crocker cookbook. Janis ...

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    Miller Honored by New Dramatists

    Playwright Arthur Miller received this year's Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Dramatists at the non-profit organization's 52nd annual spring luncheon tribute. Tony and Golden Globe-winner Brian Dennehy, who received both honors for his work in Miller's "Death of a Salesman," presented the award; Lily Tomlin and ...

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    John Cooke Won't Take SAG Post

    John Cooke, chosen last month as director of the Screen Actors Guild, has decided against taking the post because of a disagreement about his job responsibilities.

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    Valenti Urges Filmmakers on Topics

    Filmmakers don't need to avoid sensitive topics because of last month's terrorist attacks--as long as they tell a good story, said Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti.